Civil-war definition

A war between factions or regions of the same country.
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The war in the United States between the Union and the Confederacy from 1861 to 1865.
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The war in England between the Parliamentarians and the Royalists from 1642 to 1648.
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A state of hostility or conflict between elements within an organization.
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War between geographical sections or political factions of the same nation.
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The definition of a civil war is a war between citizens of the same country.

When the Northern States and Southern States in the U.S. fought over slavery, this was an example of a civil war.

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Any of several civil wars, taken specifically.
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the Civil War
  • the war between the North (the Union) and the South (the Confederacy) in the U.S. (1861-65)
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
civil-war
Plural:
civil-wars

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the Civil War

Origin of civil-war

  • Capitalization of civil war.

    From Wiktionary